Penn State Football: 3 Clear Signs from Opener That Joe Paterno Era Is Over

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Penn State Football: 3 Clear Signs from Opener That Joe Paterno Era Is Over
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Whether you are a Penn State supporter or not, anyone who follows college football and saw Bill O'Brien's debut now realizes that the Joe Paterno era is at a dead end.

Let's be clear: the impact Joe Paterno left on the program will never die, nor will it ever be forgotten. 

However, whether it was the pass-happy offensive scheme or the surname-laden blue jerseys, it's clear that the Bill O'Brien regime has taken over in Happy Valley.

With just one game in the books, let's take a look at a few signs that signal the end of JoePa's hold on the Penn State football program.  

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